The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. (TRRC), located at 3750 Shady Lane in Glenwood, Maryland, provides therapeutic horseback riding services to children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities, including:


  • Amputations

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autism

  • Blindness/Visual Impairment

  • Brain Injury

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Deafness

  • Developmental Delay

  • Down Syndrome

  • Emotional Disabilities, Behavioral or

Mental Health Issues

  • Genetic Conditions


  • Intellectual Disability

  • Learning Disability

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscular Distrophy

  • Orthopedic Issues

  • Paralysis

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Pulmonary Disorders

  • Speech Impairment

  • Spina Bifida

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Stroke

  • Terminal Illness

 Thirty years ago, Dr. Helen Tuel realized the value of therapeutic horseback riding, enrolled at Vanderbilt University, earned a doctorate in Education Administration researching the benefit of play in learning, and founded TRRC with her husband, John, in 1983 with a borrowed pony and a teen with Down Syndrome. Since then, the center has flourished and is now also a place for recreational riders and volunteers who want to share in the work that we do. It is a safe and nurturing environment, where special bonds develop with horse and rider, therapists and volunteers.


Therapeutic horseback riding can be effective in improving motor skills like strength and balance, building confidence and improving quality of life for these individuals. Therapeutic and recreational riding lessons at TRRC are taught by riding instructors, and clients work specifically on horseback riding skills.


We rely on the generous support from our donors and volunteers.


Co-Founder, Dr. Helen Tuel

Co-Founder, John Tuel

March 9, 2020


Happening at TRRC:
  • Music Concert featuring the band "50 Years After" - Mar 9th
  • Howard County Equestrian Special Olympics Event - May 30th
  • Art Auction - September 19h

March 3, 2020


SAVE THE DATE:  There will be a concert benefitting TRRC on May 9th in the Bank Barn on the property.  The Band "50 Years After" will be featured.
More details coming soon!


March 1, 2020


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Contact Us:

3750 Shady Lane Glenwood, Maryland 21738

410.489.5100   |   info@trrcmd.org (email)

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© 2015 by The Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center, Inc.

TRRC is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH)


TRRC is certified “Best in America” by the Independent Charities of America (ICA).

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